Leander Economic Development Manager Eric Zeno leaves city for Lago Vista

Eric Zeno speaking at the Leander Black History Month Celebration in 2018. Zeno spearheaded the annual event.

Eric Zeno speaking at the Leander Black History Month Celebration in 2018. Zeno spearheaded the annual event.

Leander Economic Development Manager Eric Zeno will leave his role with the city Feb. 15 to become the economic development director for the city of Lago Vista.

He will be the first person to hold that role in Lago Vista, according to a statement from the city of Lago Vista.

Zeno has worked for the city of Leander since 2011, working primarily on business retention and expansion.

“I think Leander is going to continue to grow and be better every year,” Zeno said.

Zeno, originally from Louisiana, also spearheaded the city’s annual Black History Month Celebration, an event featuring speakers and performances that is now in its sixth year. This year’s event is Feb. 15.

“It’s grown each year,” Zeno said. “It’s... about education of people’s culture and history.”

Zeno said he hopes the event continues after his departure from the city. City spokesperson Mike Neu said the city does not know at this time if the celebration will continue after this year.

Zeno starts his new job in Lago Vista Feb. 18. At a Leander City Council meeting Feb. 7, Leander Economic Development Director Mark Willis commented on Zeno’s move to Lago Vista.

“They’re getting a good man,” Willis said. “But we’re losing one.”
By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.



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